About This Place
Jena ( /dʒiːnə/) is a town in and the parish seat of La Salle Parish, Louisiana, United States. The population was 2,971 at the 2000 census.
In September 2006, Jena became the focus of national news stories in the United States for a racial controversy involving its school system and a group of students known as the Jena Six.
Jena was named for Jena, Germany, where French Emperor Napoleon I won the Battle of Jena-Auerstedt in 1806.